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Kobe Bryant says he’s not alright with Tim Duncan possibly passing him with 6 rings

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Kobe Bryant continues pushing towards recovery and speaks on his latest training efforts

Kobe Bryant with Jerry West (Photo: Instagram.com)

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According to a report from CaliVix.com, Los Angeles Lakers star guard Kobe Bryant is beginning to step up his workout routine.

Despite not providing fans or insider with a timetable on his return, Bryant did express optimism towards his comeback.

Bryant suffered a torn Achiles this past April and has been working towards recovery.

“I feel pretty good, I’m stepping it up,” Bryant claimed. “I’m looking forward to practice and seeing what I can do from a conditioning standpoint, rev it up a little bit.”

Kobe Bryant asks Floyd Mayweather ‘Who do you got left to fight?’

Floyd Mayweather and Kobe Bryant in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)

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By Chris Robinson 

On the surface, there wasn’t anything particularly fascinating about the Sacramento Kings’ 104-86 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in their preseason encounter at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas this past Thursday evening.

Led by star center DeMarcus Cousins’ 16 points and 12 rebounds, the Kings overcame a 50-48 halftime defecit with a big rally in the fourth quarter as the Lakers failed to executive down the stretch.

In the Lakers’ locker room afterwards, things were business as usual, as key members from the team expressed gratitude for the early learning lessons of the preseason as well as showing anticipation towards what the regular season will hold.

It was only when one was able to take a walk down the hallway of the MGM Grand Garden Arena that you could see some magic happening behind the scenes.

Relaxed and dressed in a grey hoodie, Lakers’ team captain Kobe Bryant could be seen talking casually to his friend and fellow sports titan Floyd Mayweather, the man regarded as the best active boxer on the planet.

There’s little debate as to the impact each man has had while honing their respective crafts over the years.

A 15-time All Star and five-time NBA champion, Bryant is regarded as one of the most gifted and fiercest competitors to ever step on the court.

Having amassed a professional record of 45-0 with 26 knockouts and having won titles in five weight classes, Mayweather is the face of boxing and is considered one of the greatest boxers of all time.

Despite all of the star power in the room, the conversation was completely casual and it was simply an interesting study to see each man completely subdued and nonchalant with one another.

As Mayweather spoke to Bryant, he was surrounded by his personal security and some of his close friends.

At 36 years old, Mayweather is coming off of another virtuoso performance, as he outclassed Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez over twelve rounds on Sept. 14 in a junior middleweight title unification.

Leading up to the fight, Alvarez was hyped up to be a legitimate challenge, something that Mayweather attempted to explain to Bryant in the wake of his latest rout.

“They said the boy was built for this,” Mayweather said. “Well, put him in front of me and let me see. You know experience plays a major key.”

Giving his personal thoughts on the match, Bryant revealed that he knew beforehand what exactly was going to take place.

“I had my kids watch the fight,” Bryant added. “I said ‘Listen, you’re about to see a session.’”

At the moment, Bryant is still recovering from a torn Achilles tendon that he suffered this past April but all reports claim he is well ahead of schedule for a hopeful return.

The talk between the two legends turned to basketball, as Bryant looked ahead towards his team’s then-forthcoming trip to China.

“You still traveling?” Mayweather asked Bryant, 35, candidly.

“I’ve got to,” Bryant answered. “I’ve got to stay close to these boys. I’ve got to stay close to them.”

Bryant then took a moment to ask Mayweather a question many have been wondering lately.

“Who are you going to fight?” Bryant asked, pointing towards a boxing landscape that seems to have no ideal opponent for Mayweather at the moment.

“Who do you got left to fight?” Bryant again questioned.

“Who we got left to fight?” Mayweather responded, showing some sarcasm as he gathered his thoughts.

“We’re going to make somebody up,” Mayweather claimed. “Give me one of them undefeated studs and say ‘This is the guy for Floyd.’”

“He may be,” Mayweather would remark of his next opponent. “In another lifetime. But not this one.”

As the conversation came to close, the two men embraced one another.

“Ok Kobe, just text me and let me know,” Mayweather said. “I appreciate you.”

“Of course,” Bryant responded, showing his respect.

Before exiting, Bryant took a few minutes to take some pictures with Mayweather and his entourage, who had being enjoying the moment up until that point.

After some joking around, the two men again locked hands, but not before Mayweather offered up one last sound bite.

“I’ve got to tell you, there’s only two types of people in this world; the players and the haters,” Mayweather said.

With that, the two men went their separate ways, but that brief moment they shared with one another outside of the Lakers’ dressing room was something that won’t soon be forgotten.

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Juan Manuel Marquez speaks after loss to Bradley; slighted by judges? Says a KO was only way to win

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Tim Bradley defeats Juan Manuel Marquez via split-decision; post-fight thoughts from ‘Desert Storm’

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Teddy Atlas had Tim Bradley up by a point; feels Marquez was too busy looking for one shot

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Mike Tyson, Gennady Golovkin, Zab Judah, and others spotted at the Bradley-Marquez fight

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John David Jackson had Juan Manuel Marquez beating Bradley but feels Juan may need to retire

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50 Cent spotted backstage after Tim Bradley’s victory over Juan Manuel Marquez [Bonus footage]

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Juan Manuel Marquez says the Bradley loss hurts as much as Pacquiao; discusses possible retirement

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Joel Diaz responds to Nacho Beristain, claims Marquez couldn’t do ‘anything’ against Tim Bradley

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Nacho Beristain rips Tim Bradley: ‘He’s the only undefeated fighter with two losses’

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Kobe Bryant asks Floyd Mayweather ‘Who do you got left to fight?’ [Bonus footage]

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A bonus segment from Floyd Mayweather and Kobe Bryant’s time together in Las Vegas on Thursday, Oct. 10, as the five-time world champion Kobe asks his friend who is left for him to face in the near future in the wake of his dominant victory over Saul Alvarez on Sept. 14 in Las Vegas

Real rap with Floyd Mayweather and Kobe Bryant after the Lakers-Kings preseason game in Vegas

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All-access coverage from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada following the Sacramento Kings’ 104-86 preseason victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, Oct. 10.

In this video we catch up with pound for pound boxing star and five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather, as he speaks with Lakers’ star guard Kobe Bryant as they talk life and reconnect.

Kobe Bryant attempting to stop his mother’s auction plans

Kobe Bryant and his mother  Pamela (Photo: Lakers.topbuzz.com)

Kobe Bryant exchanges kisses with his mother Pam Bryant

Kobe Bryant’s mother Pamela Bryant approached GoldinAuctions.com to sell her sons memorabilia.

She received $450,000 up front and her intent for selling his items was to get money to purchase a home in Las Vegas. The suggested amount of profit from the sale of the memorabilia is estimated around 1.5 million.

Seventh-seeded Los Angeles Lakers have a date with the Spurs in the first round of the playoffs

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Los Angeles Lakers’ star forward Kobe Bryant made a promise months ago that his team would make the playoffs.

On Wednesday night, April 17, the Lakers defeated the Houston Rockets 99-95 to clinch the seventh playoff spot in the Western conference.

Kobe Bryant later took to his twitter account to announce “Playoff promise fulfilled #ontothenext.”

Of course, Bryant is recovering from surgery following a torn Achilles and will not actively be playing when the Lakers meet the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the playoffs.

Lebron James comments on Kobe Bryant’s injury plus other celebrity reactions via Twitter

On Friday night, Los Angeles Lakers living legend Kobe Bryant suffered a season-ending injury, as it is likely that he has a torn Achilles.

The news is devastating to the Lakers community, as the team, which is presently in the thick of an intense playoff hunt, facing the likelihood of life without their star player.

Continue reading below for some celebrity feedback to Bryant’s injury.

Kobe Bryant takes to his Facebook page to rant about Achilles injury

Kobe Bryant limping in pain following his injury last night in Los Angeles (Photo: Instagram.com/heyaitsjohn)

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There is no doubt that Kobe Bryant is more frustrated and confused than anyone about his possible torn Achilles.

On Friday night, the Lakers were hosting the Golden State Warriors at the Staples Center and despite scoring a dramatic comeback victory, 118-116, the focus of the night went towards Bryant’s game-ending injury. While nothing has been confirmed, it is probable that Bryant has torn his Achilles.

Early Saturday morning, Bryant took to his personal Facebook page to vent about his frustration and vowed to return admist much uncertainty. Here’s what the five-time champion had to say.

Video: Kobe Bryant gets crucial block on Lebron James late in the All-Star game to help secure the West’s victory, 143-138

On Sunday afternoon in Houston, Texas, the NBA All-Star Game was held and it was a lively, comrpetitive affair.

While the West Coast all stars would emerge with a 143-138 victory, it wasn’t without a good challenge from the East squad. Late in the game, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant came through with a few big blocks on Miami Heat star Lebron James.

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The Twitter world reacts to the loss of longtime Los Angeles Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss

As reported by various outlets on Monday morning, Dr. Jerry Buss passed today at the age of 8o after his battle with Cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Read below for more reactions from the world of Twitter to hear what everyone is saying of Buss’ passing…

Rapper Lil Wayne claims he was booted from the Miami Heat-Los Angeles Lakers game

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On Sunday afternoon, Feb. 10, the defending champion Miami Heat overcame a spirited effort from the Los Angeles Lakers, pulling out a 107-97 victory inside of the American Airlines Arena.

Lebron James and Dwayne Wade led the Heat with 32 and 30 points, with each man shooting 12-18 from the floor.

One man who wasn’t able to finish watching the festivities was popular rapper Lil Wayne, an admitted diehard Lakers fans.

Apparently, whether causing a ruckus or not, Lil Wayne was escorted out of the game simply for showing his favoritism to the visiting team.

Taking to his personal Twitter immediately after the incident, Lil Wayne seemed in disbelief.

“So I’m @ da Heat game right, rootin 4 da Lakers kuz dats my team & would u believe they got police 2 make me leave?! Wow! F#€k da Heat,” Lil Wayne stated.

Dwight Howard Sr. expresses his displeasure towards Kobe Bryant and Mike D’Antoni

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The Los Angeles Lakers have been no stranger to drama all season. A recent team meeting in Memphis apparently did nothing to improve the relationships between the players.

Instead of being a cohesive team there has been nonstop trash talking place between the players back to the media. All-star center Dwight Howard has taken a lot of that criticism for various reasons including not playing through his injuries.

On Wednesday, ESPNBoston.com’s Jackie MacMullan claimed Kobe Bryant challenged Howard to play through his shoulder injury.

“We don’t have time for [Howard’s shoulder] to heal,” Bryant stated. “We need some urgency.”

This didn’t sit too well with Howard, why responding by noting that Bryant is no doctor nor is he in the position to evaluate his physical condition.

Kobe Bryant dunks on birthday-boy Kris Humphries and Gerald Wallace, Lakers edge the Nets 92-83

On Tuesday, Feb. 5, inside of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, the Los Angeles Lakers pulled out a crucial 92-83 victory over the Brooklyn Nets. The win sees the Lakers’ record rise to 23-26 as they have now gone victorious in five of their past six games.

One of the highlights of the game took place in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter, with the game tied at 80 apiece. Lakers star guard Kobe Bryant drove to the lane and would deliver a monstrous dunk over Gerald Wallace and Kris Humphries.

That seemed to be a huge momentum boost, as the Lakers never trailed afterwards.

Lakers let one slip away vs. the Suns, 92-86; Dwight Howard re-aggravates shoulder and exits game

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On Wednesday night, the Phoenix Suns snapped the Los Angeles Lakers three game wining streak.

The Suns were led by Michael Beasley’s season high 27 points, while the Lakers have now lost eight straight on the road.

In a rather slow-paced first half, the Lakers suffered 12 turnovers as the game was tied 41-41. The Lakers seized the lead in the 3rd quarter and appeared to be on their way towards a 4th straight victory. However, a 29-13 run by the Suns in the 4th quarter would snatch away the victory.

Los Angeles Lakers defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 105-96, capture second straight win

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The Oklahoma City Thunder (34-11) had won nine of their previous 11 meetings with the Los Angeles Lakers before Sunday afternoon’s game inside of Staples Center on Sunday afternoon.

Playing with a better defensive effort and positive energy, the Lakers were competitive throughout today’s contest, pulling away in the fourth quarter for a 105-96 victory.

Led by their leader Kobe Bryant, who chipped in 21 points and 14 assists, the Lakers improved their record to 19-25 as they desperately claw for a playoff spot before the end of the season.